Spirit of Art
International Contemporary Exhibition
Spirit of Art Opening Night
Art Introduction by Samir Ceric, Director of Salon Contemporary
Jazz Saxophone by Oleg Lapidus
Curated by Zina Bercovici, Spirit of Art exhibition at La Galleria Pall Mall, Royal Opera Arcade is international contemporary group show. It will present eighty of the finest art works (sixty paintings and twenty sculptures) by forty established artists from Europe, Asia, North and South America. The countries are: Norway, Israel, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, France, Italy, U.S.A, Cyprus, Netherlands, Bulgaria and Great Britain.
The Spirit of Art artists are: Sissel Aurland, Eva Avi Iona, Zina Bercovici, Therese Boisclair, Dagmar Calais, Alessia Carrara, Julia Carter, Leila Chalabi, Cosimo Corola, Randy Covey, Inger Dillan Antonsen, Nina Dreyerhenjum, Marit Eide Rosendal, Baruch Elron, Maureen Fain, Kiki Fleming, Karen Frostig, Mina Gampel, Vera Gelert, Kerry Groneng, Susan Kerr, Hilde Klomp, Solomon Leviev, Mais, Idit Makover, Einat Maor, Yeruham Mezan, Hanna Oren Huppert, Bruno Pascal, Nikki Perzuck, Renee Politzer, Liat Polotsky, Barbara Robinsohn, Ruthy Segal, Edy Snir, Wilma Veen, Patrizia Viviana De Filippo, Vladin Vladev, Avril Doctor, Batya Bombigher and Sonja Eisenberg.
Public Relations: Eugenie Absalom
Spirit of Art Opening Night is sponsored by The Fish Place – top new London restaurant for the finest, freshest fish and seafood.
Exhibition venue: La Galleria Pall Mall, 30 Royal Opera Arcade, 5b Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 4UY.
International Contemporary Art Fair
La Galleria Pall Mall
5 – 11th December 2010
Curated and produced by Eugenie Absalom, Salon Art Bizarre featured a diverse selection of international contemporary art works – paintings and original bronze sculpture, including contemporary Russian art and exquisite bespoke jewellery by Geoffrey Turk Ltd. Evening receptions with art talks and live entertainment reflected festive atmosphere of Christmas shopping season.
Salon Art Bizarre 2010 was visited by HRH Prince Michael of Kent and guest-speaker from Italy Vittorio Sgarbi – world renowned art critic and curator of the Italian Pavilion of Biennale Venetia.
Clarinet – Oleg Lapidus (Mozart Symphony 40)
Presenter – Geoff Cotton. Speaker – Vittorio Sgarbi. Clarinet – Oleg Lapidus.
Salon Art Bizarre is kindly sponsored by The Fish Place – top new London restaurant for finest, freshest fish and seafood.
Salon Art Bizarre venue: La Galleria Pall Mall, 30 Royal Opera Arcade, 5b Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 4UY.
Fulham Art Fair
24th June – 26th July 2010
Artists: Walera Martynchik, Pianocrasher, Lucy Freud, Olga Yukhtina-Georghegan, Igor Panchenko, Zina Bercovici, Tamara Jovandic-Everson, Philip Firsov, Keith Krzywicki, Iulia Filipovscaia, Sonya Radan, Sue Weston and Mandii Pope
Charity Art Evening
21 st July 7pm – 10pm
One off exclusive art show of 150 paintings, sculptures, prints, monoprints and photographs by 15 international artists from Britain, Canada, New Zealand, Israel, Russia, Kazakhstan, Abkhazia, Estonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina is in full swing at Unique Art Gallery, 595 King’s Road, SW6.
Organised by Salon Art Bizarre in association with Unique Art Gallery the show brought together creative talent from around the globe.
It caters for variety of tastes and demonstrates eclectic mix of styles, contemporary art techniques, media and subject matter. Emerging talent goes hand in hand with established artists, whose works can be found in private art collections in Europe and overseas.
One of the highlights of the show is Russian Underground art by London painter from Belarus Walera Martynchik. His bright and colourful contemporary iconography is charged with energy and it reflects Complexity through simple and eternal spiritual values and saint-like poses of his amazing Madonnas. Martynchik display is the centre point of exposition. It boasts 28 of his art works – paintings and ceramic stoneware sculptures.
SUMMER CONTEMPORARY has its own surprises in stock. Acoustic Graffiti Arts by Pianocrasher (Oleg Lapidus and Eugenie Absalom) and Oleg’s brand new art work – Text Image of Dasha Astafieva, made out of the actual text of his personal correspondence with Ukranian pop singer, super model and Playboy’s 55th Anniversary Playmate Dasha Astafieva (January 2009) is an interesting addition to the conceptual aspect of the art show.
Unparalleled oil technique of Russian portrait painter Olga Yukhtina-Georghehan and dynamic brushstrokes of Sergei Inkatov from Tallinn are shining through the three foor art display.
Estonian artist of Azerbaijanian origin Sergei Inkatov created a new language of plastic expression that is so personal and singular that it is unmistakable. Striking bold brushwork, vivid, sensual colours, universal shapes and perfect composition make his art immediately recognisable. Eastern cultural roots stamp his work with mystery in the eyes of a European. His painting is conditioned by a festive philosophy of life. All his art works represent a colourful, romantic legend in which one finds the sun, the sea, the passion, love and joy of living.
Abstract monoprints by Lucy Freud (great granddaughter of Sigmund Freud the Psychoanalyst and the third child of Lucian Freud and Katherine McAdam) are full of creative spirit and unique vision of reality. “The Cambodia series of monoprints that I made were inspired by my recent travels around Thailand and Cambodia. I tried to incorporate the freedom that I felt together with all that I had experienced: my encounters with the elephants, my stay in a monastery with the monks and my experience of meditation, the beauty of the orchids, the scenery with its mountains and waterfalls, the peacefulness of rafting down the rivers. I wanted to incorporate all this together with the finale of my travels, my time spent in Cambodia, Siem Reap and being so inspired at Angkor, touching on another world, another time.”
Originality of Igor Panchenko’s (Abkhazia) creative method is well presented in three of his art works at SUMMER CONTEMPORARY: Painting For The Bedroom, Annabel Lee (oil on canvas) and Vase (acrylic, rocks on canvas).
Fine Art Photographer from Canada Sue Weston totally amazes visitors with extra rich, velvety colours and razor sharp edges of her photographs, producing a type of fusion between photography and painting. Her limited edition photographs are printed on museum quality 100% cotton canvas, utilizing archival aqueous pigments. Each canvas is then coated with UV, water and abrasion protection which guarantees generations of colour accuracy and preservation.
Exclusive rich style of Romanian artist Zina Bercovici (Haifa) draws a lot of well deserved attention from SUMMER CONTEMPORARY visitors. Zina is using a variety of painting techniques. Her speciality is big layers of fabric that gives her opportunity to express her restless feelings and ideas. Her creations reflect spontaneity, puzzlement and imaginary spaces. She creates from within inspired by her optimistic soul and her paintings radiate talent and affection. Oil painting “One Sun For All Religions” is the artist’s hymn to the Sun, humanity and peace.
Young British artist with Russian roots Philip Firsov is represented by three of his oil paintings and three sculptures, Artemis being the most original of his art works in the show. This Constructivist midget woman made out of spark plugs and chains aspires to be a perplexing modern day Terminator that is shooting an invisible bow. “Like Vrubel’s hoax painting of a podgyBogatyr, ridiculing Vasnetsov’s Romantic painting “The Three Bogatyris,” I am spoofing Russian classicism by classically emulating Titian’s Diana and Actaeon and the Mosaics at Piazza Armerinain Sicily that depicts athletic Roman girls.” Artemis is covered in blue pigment likewise ironically spoofing, because of its obsessively intricate construction, the use of pigment in the minimalist work of Anish Kapoor.
SUMMER CONTEMPORARY Fulham Art Fair also includes Mandii Pope – Kiwi pop artist living in London; abstract painter Keith Krzywicki who’s ecological art series is full of bright amazingcolours and optimistic interpretation of the Environment theme; Elena Henshaw – Oxford based Russian artist. Her beautifully framed Tutti Frutti still lifes are appealing to lots of visitors; artists from Bosnia and Herzegovina – Tamara Jovandic-Everson with her peculiar female Nudes and Sonya Radan with her stylised romantic oils. Sonya Radan work was shortlisted for the recent Annya Sand Eastern Prize at the Russian Eastern and Oriental Fine Art Fair in Park Lane Hotel, Mayfair.
Summer Contemporary venue: Unique Art Gallery, 595 King’s Road, Fulham, SW6 2EL
Curator: Eugenie Absalom
E-mail: EugenieAbsalom@gmail.com Mob: 07940 452228